Detectives from the Street Crimes Unit of the Fairfax County Police Organized Crime and Narcotics Division along with several female undercover officers arrested 23 men for soliciting prostitution during a prostitution sting on Thursday, October 1. The operation took place at various locations in the Tysons Corner, Falls Church and Mount Vernon areas of the county.
Some female officers, posing as escorts, were solicited online and made arrangements with a suspect to meet at a hotel. Other officers were approached directly outside hotels by men soliciting sex. All of the suspects were released on summonses for solicitation of prostitution.
“Prostitution can attract more serious and potentially violent crimes to include narcotics violations, robberies and sexual assaults,” states Sergeant Scott Delcore of the Street Crimes Unit.